CONGRATULATIONS to the First National North Island Production Saloon Champions
1st 7V Grant Loveridge
2nd 17G Anton McKay
3rd 44G Fraser Wright
Hawkes Bay Superstock Champs
1st 41B Jason Long
2nd 1NZ William Humphries
3rd 136B Maddie Wise
Great Job Guys!
It was a good nights racing from all All Classes and to Finish with another of our Metal Crunching Demo Derby’s.
North Island Production Saloons
Heat 1 – 1st 7V Grant Loveridge, 2nd 63H David Pillington, 3rd 71V Jason Pointon, 4th 22B Denton Hodgkinson, 5th 14H Wayne Warrender, 6th 44G Fraser Wright
Heat 2 – 1st 17G Anton McKay, 2nd 96B Tanga Walsh, 3rd 7V, 4th 44G, 5th 34G Lloyd Stuart, 6th 63H
Heat 3 – 1st 5V Grant Little, 2nd 434 Brent Hackett, 3rd 11H Annmaree Warrender, 4th 27B Brent Redington, 5th 17G, 6th 44G
Hawkes Bay Superstocks
Heat 1 – 1st 1NZ William Humphries, 2nd 136B Maddie Wise, 3rd 97R Pat Westbury, 4th 41B Jason Long, 5th 471 Daniel Hole, 6th 11B Matthew Titter
Heat 2 – 1st 8B Clayton Hagen, 2nd 722 David Lowe, 3rd 47B Zach Glenny, 4th 41B Jason Long, 5th 86b Marty Cooke, 6th 1NZ
Heat 3 – 1st 41B, 2nd 136B, 3rd 1NZ, 4th 95P Clive Elliot, 5th 97R, 6th 63R Steven Flower
Race 1 – 1st 97B Marshall Zachan, 2nd 81G Angus Briant, 3rd 34B Harry Prince, 4th 12B Ryan Dorward, 5th 14B Courtney Hatton, 6th 26B Thomas McEwan
Race 2 – 1st 6R Liam Reid, 2nd 12B Ryan Dorward, 3rd 99R Ethan Clarke, 4th 72B Bailey Smith, 5th 7B Bradley Penn, 6th 81G
Race 3 – 1st 81G, 2nd 72B, 3rd 97B, 4th 9B Trent McCann, 5th 16B Hamish McEwan, 6th 12B Ryan Dorward
Race 4 – 1st 99R, 2nd 58B Jack Lawson, 3rd 34B, 4th 97B, 5th 14B, 6th 55P Max Lowe
Race 1 – 1st 21W Donald Gregory, 2nd 5B Steve Flynn, 3rd 27B Josh Smith, 4th 6B Grant Flynn, 5th 29B Steven Martin, 6th 3NZ Matt Eckersley
Race 2 – 1st 33B Kareena Annan, 2nd 42B Steve Goodwin, 3rd 3NZ, 4th 95B Johnny Browne, 5th 27B, 6th 6B
Race 3 – 1st 95B, 2nd 5B, 3rd 6B, 4th 33B, 5th 27B, 6th 77B Mac Kwok
Race 1 – 1st 35A Cieran Rose, 2nd 74G Ryan MacGregor, 3rd 10A Shayne Minchington, 4th 6B Duane Todd, 5th 47B David Wilson, 6th 11B Adam Coonan
Race 2 – 1st 6B, 2nd 87B Michael Gurnett, 3rd 47B, 4th 74G, 5th 35A, 6th 10A
Race 3 – 1st 6B, 2nd 74G, 3rd 35A, 4th 11B, 5th 87B, 6th 76B Doug Morris
Race 1 –
Race 2 – 1st 95B Tim Towler, 2nd 9B Phillip McNamara, 3rd 97B David Adams, 4th 56B Glen Sheppard, 5th 9W Aaron Wilton, 6th 66B Ben Darroch
Race 3 – 1st 56B, 2nd 68B, 3rd 9W, 4th 9B, 5th 97B
Class Rep Race Reports…
TQ’s – Nick
Even though we only had a small field of cars the TQ’s put on a great show of close racing, tight passing and action that they are well known for at Meeanee. A big thank you goes out to Shayne Minchington 10A for making the long trip down to support the club and coming away with a 4th in the Feature. The meeting ran over 3 races, Grids were marble draw and reverse then fastest off the front for the Feature. Duane Todd top scored from the first two races, which gave him first choice of the front row grids, the outside grid 2 gave him the advantage to run away for the feature win from 74G Ryan MacGregor 2nd and 35A Cieran Rose finishing in 3rd. That’s all for meeting 12, Hoping to see bigger fields for our Easter Meeting where we will run the Hawkes Bay Champs on the Friday and the East Coast Champs on the Saturday which will include the 20 Lapper. We look forward to some more awesome close racing.
HB SUPERSTOCKS – Barry
The Hawke’s Bay Superstock Champs attracted a good number of competitors – 11 locals and 9 visitors, and including the new 1NZ William Humphries. Track conditions for all three races were perfect for fast racing, with race 2 fastest lap time 17.6849 seconds (41B Jason Long), race 3 – 17.7535 seconds (136B Maddie Wise) and race 1 – 17.7862 seconds (1NZP William Humphries).Race 1 pole sitter 66B Randal Tarrant took off to a good lead for several laps until a jammed throttle resulted in hard contact with the concrete in turn 3 and the pit corner.This incident allowed Humphries from grid 3 to take the lead for the race to the finish line, followed by a hard charging 136B Maddie Wise who started from grid 8.Regular visitor 97R Pat Westbury finished 3rd after starting from grid 4.Drive of the race saw 41B Jason Long start from grid 19 and finish in 4th place.
Race 2 resulted in a first time win at Meeanee for pole sitter 8B Clayton Hagen who took off in the race to the flag, with the benefit of 22B Zach Lawrence missing from grid 2.722P David Lowe in his first season of Superstocks, started from grid 3 and chased Hagen to the finish line for second place.
41B Jason Long was again the hard charger, starting from grid 9 and working through the field to hound Hagen, until encountering a blocking Tarrant exiting the pit corner. This manoeuvre allowed Lowe and 47B Zach Glenny to pass, putting Long back to 4th place at race end.
Race 3 saw 136B Maddie Wise start from grid 6, and with grids 2 and 4 vacant from missing cars, Wise leapt through for an early lead.
Jason Long started from grid 3 behind 95P Clive Elliott, who was pushed wide by Long, to allow the chase of Wise. However, an incident on lap 8 saw red lights activated, with Long stopping right behind Wise.Long then hounded and passed Wise to take the flag and the Championship.